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from captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 7th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." a day ahead of james comey's testimony, we know more about the ousted fbi director will and won't say about his conversations with the president. bill cosby's accuser takes the stand in his sexual assault trial. describing the momenting alone with cosby. severe storms leave parts of south florida flooded. >> nothing we can do about that. i mean we have to pump all the water out. tough
obama on his successor's stance of clie management change calling the withdrawal temporary absence of leadership. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, there are reports of two attacks this morning in the iranian capital of tehran. four gunmen opened fire in the iranian par la money. that's according to iran parliament state tv. the four terrorists or foreother terrorists including a suicide bomber attacked the mausoleum o. it was unclear who was behind the attacks or if they are linked. well,
fbi director james comey is expected to testify before the senate intelligence committee we're learning more about the relationship. he told jeff sessions he did not want to be left alone with president trump. that came after mr. trump according to comey asked him to drop the investigation, according to michael flynn. and the "washington post" is reporting that the president asked the director of national intense jens if he could intervene with comey on the russian investigation. weijia jiang with more on this. good morning, weijia. >> reporter: good morning, anre. he asked him to publicly state there was no collusion between russia and the state campaign. today they will be grilling him before they do the same to comey. president trump wished james comey well tuesday ahead of his highly anticipated testimony before the senate intelligence
committee. ousted fbi director is expected to detail his interactions with the president before he was abruptly fired last month. among them, that mr. trump allegedly asked him to drop the investigation before national security adviser michael flynn, an individual familiar with what comey told associates after that request told cbs news, comey asked attorney general jeff sessions to prevent him from being alone in a room with president trump again in order to protect the fbi from white house influence. while comey isn't expected to say whether the president obstructed justice, he'll likely address president trump's claim that comey repeatedly told him he was not the subject of the fbi's probe. the white house has yet to say whether the president will push back against comey's 278 by tweeting in real time. >> my guess is he's going to let the testimony play out and then respond to it some time later that day. >> reporter:
on capitol hill here tomorrow comes amid mounting tension between the president and attorney general jeff sessions. yesterday sean spicer refused to say whether the president still has confidence in sessions. >> i have not had a discussion with him about it. >> reporter: the president remains disappointed over sessions recusal over the ongoing investigations into russia. even though comey is expected to offer up details about the conversations he had with the president, he's not expected to draw conclusions or offer analysis. and, anne-marie, has not expected to testimony about evidence that's still part of the ongoing investigation. >> well, we will be watching. cbs news has learned that russian hackers may have helped spark the diplomatic crisis in the persian gulf. the fbi is assisting the cutter to investigation which involving planting a fake news story.
using his twitter account to take sides in the escalating dispute. margaret brennan reports. >> president trump appears to take credit for sparking the diplomatic crisis. in a series of tweets he said his recent visit to saudi arabia was paying off as the kingdom and nine other countries severed relations with qatar. instead, offering to sell him weapons. >> lots of beautiful military equipment. >> during that trip the president vowed to unify the muslim world against terrorism and iran, but tensions spiked in the last 24 hours with countries in the region closing their airspace blocking trade and cutting diplomatic ties, causing qatar to stockpile food. the nighnyf
around 10,000 u.s. troopslet that's one reason secretary of state rex tillerson has tried to de-escalate the crisis. >> we certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences. >> usa ambassador has praised him. smith has broken with the president before adding it's increasingly difficult to explain our democracy and institutions. heather nauert has tried to soften it. >> more work needs to be done. >> margaret brennan, cbs news, the state department. the man who attacked police with a hammer had declared allegiance to isis. it appears he acted alone. at least 600 people were blocked inside the popular
one officer was slightly wounded. police investigating the suicide bombing attack in manchester last month arrested a 38-year-old man at london's heathrow airport tuesday. he was charged under the terrorism act and remains in custody. and a man was arrested this morning in east london in connection with the attack at london bridge. police identified the third attacker, a man known by italian officials who passed their concerns on to the british officials last year. seven people were killed in saturday's attack. two were australians. prince harry remembered them during a visit to sydney. australians form an important and vibrant part of the attack in london and we're reminded of that in good times and in bad and our hearts go out to the victims, their friends, and families. >> one of the australian victim was a nurse who was killed while helping other victims. the ride
uber fired more than 20 employees following an internal investigation following sexual harassment. some of those let go were senior employees. the investigation was launched after a former employee failed to act on sexual harassment complaints. former attorney general holder has conducted a separate investigation. the cross-compassion resumes today of a women who accuses bill cosby of sexual assault. testifying yesterday andrea constant said cosby gave her pills that left her helpless. >> reporter: bill cosby returned to a pennsylvania courthouse tuesday where he came face-to-face with the woman whose sexual assault allegations brought him here. on day two of the 79-year-old entertainer's trial, the prosecution's key witness andrea constant took the witness stand and tell the jury cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his mansion in 2004. the
for advise. he gave her three pills that were herbal. he told her to put them down, they are your friends, they will take the edge off. about a half hour later she was confuse and disoriented when cosby sexually assaulted her. she said i was very limp and i couldn't fight him in any way. i wanted to stop. constand said he gave her benadryl to help her sleep. later he admitted to giving quaaludes to help her sleep. cosby claims the encounter was consensual. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. in florida, a new round of thunderstorms will bring rain to wide areas that are already drenched. 6 to 8 inches of rain fell yesterda a
cars in low lying areas were swamped. flood watches are up through tonight in five counties. and former president barack obama is speaking out about trump's decisioning to withdraw from the paris climate accord. speaking yesterday he said the agreement still has a chance despite u.s.'s decision. >> in paris we came about the most ambitious agreement. an agreement that even in the absence of the u.s. agreement will still give our children a fighting chance. >> speaking to the chamber of commerce, mr. obama said many jobs have been creigh yatcreaten clean air industries. and coming up on the "morning news" now, taking a social media stand. twitter users blocked by president trump fight for free speech. and going, going, gone. a
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commute today, we're going to see a few showers here and there. most places will be cloudy and cool. that's the biggest trend you will see today. michael and son camera disrie for today, 63 degrees. it's those easterly winds that are going to stick with us all day long, and easterly winds for us are not a pleasant went direction. it kind of keeps those clouds lodged up against the mountains, hard to break, hard to see some sun today and a little drizzly at times today. 54 for leesburg, waldorf right now at 55. so it is cool out there. it's going to remain unseasonably cool today. so any showers that do develop today are not going to be severe, and they're going to be pretty light. we have a little bit of a drizzle going on near 270, germantown, rockville, it's going to stick around. futurecast indicates a little bit more going on through the 8:00, even through the noon hour, but at any point today, especially west of 95 these showers are just going to start to pop up. so just be advised as you head out for your lunch hour you might see a few stray showers. this will be a good day before you head out for lunch, check in with t
see how the showers are developing around your region. it is 4:30, a couple of stray showers near manassas, and the general trend they will be moving off to the west. overnight tonight we'll clear things out just a little bit and we will get back to more sunshine by tomorrow. highs today a little bit of a dip, upper 60s and low 70s. we'll talk about that, yeah, kind of chilly out there, we'll talk about the heat wave, though, coming in just a little bit. >> cannot wait. all right, allison, we've actually had a couple of accidents already this morning here by 270. we've had reports of a crash. now, i just checked right before i walked over here. looks like it's possibly cleared, right by your northbound lanes before you hit the 270 spur. we're not seeing delays there either. so hopefully that has cleared. if you're on 66 westbound, we also have an accident between route 7, leesburg pike and the beltway. that is still blocking at least one lane. and then if you're taking a flight this morning out of dulles airport, we have a crash on dulles airport road eastbound right by aviation drive. let's take a look at your top stories this wednesday morning. cbs news ha
fbi director james comey asked attorney general jeff sessions to prevent him from being left alone with president trump. an individual familiar with the situation said comey wanted sessions to run inference with the white house in what comey thought were inappropriate requests for these meetings by the president. bill cosby's chief accuser took the stand in the sexual assault trial on tuesday. former temple university employee andrea constein testified that cosby gave her pills and then sexually assaulted her while she was incapacitated. cosby's lawyers say, though, the testimony was not consistent with what she said in a civil trial back in 2005. ariana grande is back on tour now for "dangerous woman" tour in paris tonight. the performer sus pemedded her concert following that suicide bombing in the manchester show last month. she came back to the stage on sunday headlining the one love manchester concert and that benefits the victims. country stars are getting ready for tonight's cmt
awards. keith urban, kelsey ballerini will lead all votes. fan vote will determine the winners. that's what's going on. the news start as the 4:30 right now. happy hump day, i'm jan jeffcoat. >> if you haven't seen keith urban, go see him, he's that good, amazing guitar player. i'm mike hydeck. glad you're with us. it's 62 degrees. it's not going to get a whole lot warmer as we head throughout the day. we'll have temperatures in the low 70s, is that right? >> allison, come on. >> yeah, barely into the low 70s. 60s will be the trend for much of the day today. we're talking cloudy and cool with an easterly wind. an easterly wind just never really gives us the best weather out there. so a little cloudy, but we're going to get through today and we're going to look forward to really pleasant end to the week before the heat really cranks up. so hopefully your air conditioning is running and ready to go. so we're dry for the most part right now. but as you look around the region, you see these stray showers through pennsylvania. that's kind of the nature that we're going to see today, pretty light, pretty insignificant. it's just kind of a nuisance, it's not going
any point. it's never going to last very long. so a couple of sprinkles for 270 near germantown, rockville and just north of silver spring. these will carry on at any point today until the sun sets. and these easterly winds continue. this is 12:00 for your lunch hour. so might be a little more wet as you head out through fredrick, hagerstown and martinsburg through the lunch hour. notice the trend here that they're generally west of 95. as we head through 4:30, just making your way home, we're looking at a dry beltway, but we do see a couple of showers west of 95, once again and south of 66. drying out overnight, and some we see a little bit more sunshine. 60s for much of the day, reaching about 70 degrees around the region. the heat is cranking up. we'll get to the numbers coming up. ellen. >>reporter: allison, we had a fatal accident overnight just off of blaitensburg road on kings chapel road. this is video from the scene. what it involved was a vehicle and a motorcycle, and the motorcyclist did die in this. so that is why both